Maybe the Supreme Judicial Court is immune from the myriad crimes associated with drug use and possession, but the common citizen is not (“It may stink, but it’s not criminal,” April 19). To further handicap law enforcement’s ability to root out other potential criminal activity in these situations puts all good citizens at risk. This decision essentially gives a green light to the trafficking of marijuana and to driving under the influence of drugs, among other things. The justices can remain insulated in their ivory tower while the rest of us suffer the consequences of their decisions.

— Jim Crosby, Northbridge

Letter: Clueless SJC
Boston Herald, April 22, 2011